Monday, January 07, 2008

Compendium of Mystery News 080107

A compendium of recently published mystery news articles:

• Otto Penzler offers up another Mysterious Quiz in his column on

Soho Press will expand its presence in the mystery field with the addition of a new imprint, Soho Constable, which will publish mysteries originated in England by Constable Robinson. Soho Crime, another Soho Press imprint, is devoted to contemporaneous mystery series set in exotic locations.

• The 4th made-for-television movie in the Jesse Stone series, Sea Change, will be released on DVD on February 24, 2008. Tom Selleck plays Jesse Stone. (MBN note: will update its page as soon as DVD cover art for Sea Change is available.) For more information on the Jesse Stone character, visit our .

• Bestselling mystery author (real name John Camp) leaves this weekend for two weeks as an embedded reporter with the Minnesota National Guard in Iraq. John Camp won a Pulitzer Prize as a reporter with the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.

• Eils Lotozo (for the Philadelphia Inquirer) interviews mystery writer , author of the Home Repair is Homicide series featuring Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree. Graves' most recent mystery in the series is The Book of Old Houses.

, our website that lists mystery movies available on Blu-ray and HD DVD discs, was updated this past week with new titles being released this month. In related news, Reuters is reporting that Warner Bros Studios, which had been releasing movies in both formats, has decided to move forward exclusively with Blu-ray. Of the 7 major Hollywood studios, only Paramount and NBC Universal now support HD DVD.

• Tod Caviness (for the Orlando Sentinel) spends 30 Seconds with .

• The Associated Press is reporting that PBS Masterpiece Theatre is getting an update, splitting into three seasons. The summer season, to be titled Masterpiece Mystery!, will take over the current Mystery! series on PBS.

• The final season of Foyle's War debuted last night on ITV1 with the episode titled Plan of Attack. Three episodes are planned for this season, the DVD of which should be available this summer. See to purchase previous seasons of this outstanding series. For more information about the series, visit our .

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